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Rachel Pater | Storyteller

Open Mic Night winner, Rachel Pater is an English and Speech teacher, and founder of the Richmond Story House (RSH). What started as a dream in Denver, Colorado, blended with reality when Rachel began collecting the stories of her high school students and residents at a youth homeless shelter where she worked. While pursuing an MA in Social Change, she helped youth write and later perform their experiences as LGBTQ homeless youth in a production called Intersections. Here in Richmond, she leads RSH to get communities reading, writing, and listening to each other’s stories. RSH provides a space for readers of various genres to connect, and writers of varying skills to participate in in-house and mobile workshops.

In her talk, Rachel explores how technology will influence the future of storytelling.